River West

The area around West Michigan and King was picked as one of several “Great Places” to be developed over the next five years. It will be called River West, and it’s like a downtown Near West.Capture

What is Great Places 2020?

Great Places 2020 is a visionary community development project to transform strategic places in Marion County neighborhoods into dynamic centers of culture, commerce and community.

The goal of Great Places 2020 is to transform neighborhoods and spur urban revitalization to help address the following challenges:
  • High levels of pollution and obesity
  • High unemployment and poverty rates in certain areas
  • Population loss to neighboring counties
  • Low graduation rates

Near West’s Great Place is…

Located at West Michigan Street and King Avenue.

Investments in this Great Place will be organized into four outcomes:

Check out the Great Places 2020: West Michigan and King January 2016 Update: